Originally Posted by Reid
Appreciated. The lady'* insurance is hopefully going to cover this, as it was entirely her fault. About buying it back though, when my mom'* 97 Honda Civic was totaled by hail they made her pay $1500 to get it back. Considering that a high millage totaled Civic cost her 1500 I don't know that they'll try to sell mine back for but i'm thinking it'* going to be stupid high.
Almost wishing I would have gotten rear ended instead so I could have got that damn bumper cover repainted. Sigh.
Wow, tough break.
In regards to the possible buy-back (if it'* totalled), keep in mind that adjusters are assigned these files, and come up with their own numbers. In other words, they're rated by what they 'save' the company by paying out as little as possible (or making as much money as possible to offset a loss). They also have agreements in metropolitan areas with a couple of salvage yards to recover total losses and sell 'em. I suspect that all they could have hoped for on the Civic sale was a couple hundred bucks. EVERYTHING is negotiable in these instances. If you want the car back, don't accept an initial offer amount. If you're not ridiculous about it (your offer isn't even close to what they would get in a salvage auction), they'll accept, just to close out their file and move on. Good luck!